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Dean Jefferies - Monkeemobile Creator - dies at 80

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Another legendary California car customizer has died. Dean Jefferies was most famous for creating the Monkees "Monkeemobile" GTO Phaeton and the Green Hornet's "Black Beauty" 66 Imperial, died in his sleep at the age of 80, on May 5, 2013. He was also an accomplished custom painter.



There will be a celebration of his life on Sunday, June 2, at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona California. Information about Dean and his life's work can be found below.




http://deanjeffries.com/




http://www.scpr.org/blogs/newmedia/2013/05/09/13597/dean-jeffries-who-customized-james-dean-s-porsche/




http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/12/automobiles/dean-jeffries-car-customizer-and-painter-dies-at-80.html?_r=0






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Real artisan RIP

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Still think that Monkees Goat is awesome!



RIP :(


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Who doesn't? It was amazing with how little time Dean had to produce the two made for the show. I have often wonder if he ever regretted not buying one or both cars back from the studio after the show was cancelled? After Dean passed on buying them back, that's how George Barris came to own one for near 50 years. The other one, well its a mystery why things happened to that one - at least it has a happy ending. Luckily for me, the guy that bought the Barris Monkeemobile at Barrett-Jackson lives here in SE Michigan. So I get to see it during the Woodward Dream Cruise at least.


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Perhaps my Fav Pontiac of all time. HEY HEY...


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Dang, if I was still in Cali I would have totally gone to that. :/

RIP to an icon.

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Perhaps my Fav Pontiac of all time. HEY HEY...

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I have to agree. It is pretty wild.

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